GE named WateReuse Equipment Manufacturer of the Year

General Electric

Recognized for its outstanding commitment and contributions to the water reuse and desalination industry, GE recently received the WateReuse Association’s 2010 WateReuse Equipment/Manufacturer Award.

GE representatives accepted the award at a luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the association’s Annual WateReuse Symposium. The award acknowledges the outstanding commitment, performance and application by a specialty-equipment product or manufacturer.

"As a global leader in the areas of water reuse and desalination, GE is very deserving of this award. Technologies and tools from GE have helped many communities develop sustainable water supplies," said Wade Miller, executive director, WateReuse Association.

GE is a leading global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment and process systems solutions. The company provides proven technologies and solutions for water treatment and reuse and continues to invest heavily to enhance current products and to develop new, even more advanced technologies.

“Our mission is to provide the latest water reuse technology solutions to help our customers successfully tackle the critical issue of water scarcity, a growing global concern,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO, water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “We are very pleased to be honored by the WateReuse Association, which shares our commitment to protecting and improving the world’s water supply.”

GE technology is designed to optimize total water/process system performance, safeguard customer assets from corrosion, fouling and scaling and protect the environment through water and energy conservation. GE also offers a diverse selection of technologies for the global water treatment industry ranging from desalination to cooling water solutions, mobile water to petrochemical solutions and water recovery to boiler water solutions.

Among GE’s leading offerings is ZeeWeed ultrafiltration technology, which separates particles, bacteria and viruses from water or wastewater. Nearly 1,000 plants worldwide use this technology to produce superior quality drinking water and to meet or exceed stringent wastewater treatment and water reuse standards.

GE also provides technologies and services for water reuse and desalination including filters and membranes and chemicals for seawater and brackish water; electrodialysis reversal technology for the recovery and reuse of saline water; reverse osmosis desalination systems; and build-own-operate service offerings.

In 2009, GE hosted a leadership summit on water reuse solutions called “From Used to Useful.” The summit brought together leaders from many diverse groups including the water industry, government and academia to discuss the role of water reuse in securing a sustainable water supply for the future. Discussions centered on industrial and municipal water reclamation and reuse, as well as how technology, economics and policy are crucial to advancing water reuse initiatives.

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